Sunday, 24 May 2015

The first ones moving out


Today I decided to move some of the peppers outside. I chose the overwintered varieties. It's always a thriller and kind of a big moment to move them out. The weather is not so predictable, but I think they will be OK.

Here you see a tepin to the left, a malagueta in the middle, and a rocoto to the right. The rocoto doesn't really show, but it's there. The malagueta is full with flowers, and some pods. Some mature, and some new ones.

And here is an overwintered Brazilian chinense. It has flowers too, and maybe it will be too cold for it at night, but I give it a try...

And here is a happy me, enjoying the sunshine :-)

Have a great week!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Habanero red


This time of year, I'm usually moving the peppers out to the balcony in the mornings and in in the evenings.  I checked last year's blog entries. For example this one

This year is different. Forecast for tonight is just above zero. So, the plants will be inside for a while. We are getting used to the chaos, so I think it's OK. :-)

Anyway, my red habanero is full with flowers. I think that they are so beautiful the way they grow in "clusters". The beauty is in the small details. I think that the one in the upper left corner will be a pod. Promising!

Hot regards,

Saturday, 9 May 2015



It's looking good so far. Here is a picture against the light. The tall one to the left is from this year. Amazing. The name says it all. Trepadeiro....

It's been a fantastic Saturday. We've been relaxing on the balcony. We better use it now, before the chiles move out. Because later on, I don't expect us to fit there :-)

Here we are. I really like this camera with a backward camera. Finally, also I can be in the pictures :-)

I think this is a miracle. The trees that looked more or less dead a couple of months ago. Covered in snow...

Carpe diem and have a great weekend!

Monday, 4 May 2015

Too hot, I gave up

It doesn't happen very often. But today I gave up. Gave up eating because it was too hot.

These chile pickles totally knocked my socks off.

OK, it says extra hot on the jar. But my experience is that it's relative, and many sauces from the western world use that more or less as marketing :-) I should have understood that it  more was to be considered as a warning. This brand is from Bangladesh.

Anyway - I must say that the taste was great! It's just that I don't know how to consume it :-)

Regards from a melting,

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Cheiro roxa

Good morning!

I would be surprised if this one turns into a pod. But I was very pleased to see the open flower this morning. I think it's a different kind of chinense flower. It looks more like a frutescens in a way. But the way it grows, the three together makes me believe it's a chinense.

Anyway,  I think it's a beautiful one. This is my cheiro roxa.

I compare it with a cheiro from Reciefe, and that one seems not to have the purple stamen in the same way. It's an old picture. Some time before the megapixel era :-)

Hot regards,

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Sunday part II - an update

Phew. Things are looking better now.

The tallest one in the background (window) is the Trepadeiro Werner. It's suppost to grow tall, I guess, judging by the name. It's almost 60 cm tall now. And in front of that one, is the Peru yellow. Almost as tall.

In the kitchen, the plants are not as tall. In the lower right corner it's one of my favorite herbs - ashwagandha.

And here are the gang of four that still is waiting for their final pots... Right now I'm out of pots, so they have to wait for a while :-)

Hot regards,

Almost done repotting


This time of year,  there is a constant movement of plants, soil and pots. It is not clear to me how to solve this puzzle before it's time to move them out on the balcony.

Here, in the foreground, there are some of the overwintered plants. Malagueta and tepin, and to the left, the rocoto. If you have good eyes, you can spot some small ripe malaguetas.

And here are the new ones. Looking good, growing in a nice pace.

Now I will see where to put all the pots. Time to do some work :-)

The ones that are remaining on the "repot-list" are malagueta, rocopica, cheiro and orange malawi.

Have a great weekend!